You didn’t think we could just stop at one week of great music, did you? Nope, we can’t. There are just too many fantastic Southern bands out there.
And today is one of my new favorites. The Civil Wars were formed with former Christian music teen pop star Joy Williams met John Paul White at a songwriting camp in Nashville. It was musical love at first sound. He’s from the South, she’s from California. They’re married — to different people. She’s got a pop background; he comes from the world of country. But somehow, it just works. If you’ve not yet had a chance to give a listen to The Civil Wars, I urge you to pick up their album immediately, if not sooner. The melding of their voices is pure magic. A little folk, a little bluegrass, a little rock — there is not a bad song on the album, Barton Hollow.
It’s one of those albums that will make you feel great when you’re feeling good, and will wash over you with a peaceful comfort when you’re feeling edgy.
You’re sure to have a swell summer with songs from the likes of The Civil Wars on your Southern soundtrack.